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Popular music studies research group

Popular music studies research group was created to integrate a community of Polish popular music studies scholars, and to provide a mutual support for its members in their research activities.

Its main activities include discussion meetings, grant applications, publications, and a variety of events held. The Group has an interdisciplinary, intercultural and interprofessional character, bringing together scholars affiliated with various higher educational institutions, independent scholars, and experts in the field of popular music.

Research Group’s activities are also open for student and doctoral presence, which are contributing to developing contemporary trends in popular music studies.


The dates are subject to change. The details regarding the date, an hour and place of the meeting are published with an approximately two-week advance.

Research Group’s coordinator:

  • dr Maciej Smółka (Jagiellonian University)

Research Group’s members:

  • Mgr Aya Al Azab (Catholic University of Lublin)
  • Dr hab. Andrzej Juszczyk (Jagiellonian University)
  • Mgr Dawid Kaszuba (independent scholar)
  • Dr Jakub Kosek (University of the National Education Committee)
  • Dr Patryk Mamczur (independent scholar)
  • Dr Andrzej Mądro (The Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków)
  • Dr hab. Radosław Rybkowski, prof. UJ (Jagiellonian University)
  • Mgr Anna Svetlova (Jagiellonian University)

If you are interested in our activities, please contact: Dr Maciej Smółka –